the "lingo"

Perhaps you have stumbled across my blog and are not suffering from infertility or you are new to this scene and are wondering what all the lingo means.

Rather than leaving you hanging, here are some of the basics I use on this blog:

TTC-Trying to conceive
BD-baby dance aka s.e.x.
IUI-Intra uterine insemination
IVF-In Vitro Fertilization
FSH-follicle stimulating hormone. Gives an idea of the quantity of eggs left. Normal is 0-9.
AMH-anti mullerian hormone. Also gives an idea of the quantity of eggs left and how close you are to menopause. Normal is 1-3. Over 3.0 is likely PCOS, 0.7-0.9 is low normal, and under 0.7 is low.
AFC-Antral Follicle Count. It's a transvagi.nal ultrasound that allows the doctor to see how many "resting" follicles you have each cycle. It gives them an idea of your fertility potential and how you might respond to meds.
BFN-Big Fat Negative aka negative pregnancy test
BFP-Big Fat Positive aka positive pregnancy test
ALI community-Adoption Loss Infertility Community. The group of men and women who are wading through the journey to or through parenthood.